EVE Online’s patch today changes PLEX and adds new Blood Raider ships and shipyards

    
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Big time.
The bad news for EVE Online fans is that the game is going to require extended downtime today. There’s nothing to be done about it; it’s just a thing that has to happen. Why? Because the big 119.5 patch is going live. That means the game is rolling out PLEX changes to make PLEX into a currency while also no longer making PLEX a valuable physical item to blow up on a regular basis.

Of course, this patch contains more besides, as there’s the first iteration of new AI systems with Blood Raider shipyards and visual improvements to suns throughout the game. Players will also be able to display fleet emblems on station, enjoy new models for the Pacifier and Enforcer, and obtain new Blood Raider capital ships. You can check out the full patch notes to find out what you’ll be doing once the servers come back up; you’ll have plenty of time to think about it.

Update: It’s live now! “After a slightly longer than anticipated downtime due to post deployment issues with our single sign on service, we are happy to announce that the 119.5 Release has been successfully deployed!”
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michael wilson

However, if you look at what until May 4 ( I know because CCP just billed me) has been the 30 day PLEX price..$14.99–and compare it with what the post patch, new improved online store is asking for 30 day time extension for omega accounts, ie. 500 PLEX which is $19.99, well CCP has just foisted a 33% increase in monthly subscription rates without so much as a wimper from the general EVE population. Congratulations on that piece of highway robbery CCP.

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David Bass

But…the subscription price hasn’t changed. You can still sub for $15/mo. You’re going to pay a premium for PLEX now, but that’s exactly the same as every other MMO with an in-game subscription currency.

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Tobasco da Gama

This seems to be a direct response to the fact that PLEX is tradeable without risk now. Which seems fine?